I have a true 'tramp stamp:' a Chinese character that supposedly means 'victory.' I got it on my 18th birthday and it was to commemorate winning our high school state championship in softball. Because I just knew I'd want to tell that story forever!
Well, I've been through 8 (yes, 8!) laser tattoo removal sessions to get that dumb thing off my back. I've never had kids, but the pain has to be somewhere up there on par with childbirth. When they zap you with the laser, it sounds like they're throwing water in a frying pan. You're basically being branded like a cow every time they zap you, because it's essentially burning it off you (even though that's technically not what happens, I guess). It's cost me $1800 to get it removed, and still going.
I am not against tattoos, but personally, I will never get one again. I'll get a sticker or something and put it on the back of my car. Someone gave me good advice once, that I wish I'd taken: any tattoo idea, think on it for at least a year. A whole year. Nine times out of ten, you'll look back and thank god you didn't get whatever it was you wanted.
Just my two cents!
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